|Campos Manchegos - Milan Herzog|
Lesson 11 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Emilio en España' Spanish language instruction series of 1965. This film focuses on age-old farming practices in the Meseta Central, including mule and wooden plow. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
Keywords: Meseta Central; Spain; Spanish language instruction
|Carcassonne - Milan Herzog|
Lesson 119 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French language instruction series of 1961. Here is outstanding cinematography of the ruined castle of Carcassonne and environs. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
Keywords: Carcassonne; French language instruction
|Carcassonne, Fortifications Françaises - Ernest Kleinberg Films|
Explains that La Cite de Carcassonne in Southern France is considered to be the finest existing example of a medieval fortress. Examines this ancient structure along with the traditions and problems of the surrounding community, as the town tries to take on the new world and still retain the old. Versions were made for both elementary and advanced students. An English version, Carcassonne: a French Fortress, was distributed in 1972.
|Celebrating the Life of Milan Herzog - Shanta Herzog, Eric Acevedo, Steve Ruiz, Milan Herzog|
Milan Herzog produced, both as a line producer as well as an executive producer, an estimated 400 titles, probably more academic films than anyone in history. Born in Vrbovec, Croatia, on August 23-24, 1908, Milan’s greatest influence in film was as Encyclopaedia Britannica Films’ Vice President of Production, where he influenced, supported, and befriended filmmakers such as Chuck Finance, Tom Smith, Bert Van Bork, and Larry Yust...
Keywords: afana; milan herzog; academic film
|Centinelas del Silencio - Robert Amran|
The real star here is the late aerial photographer James Freeman, whose breathtaking helicopter shots of Mayan and Aztec ruins at sunrise and sunset won an Academy Award for this film in 1971. Although the English version was narrated by Orson Welles, the Spanish version, narrated by Ricardo Montalban, is in better keeping with the ethnic aspect of the film, and no knowledge of Spanish is needed to appreciate his dramatic impact...
Keywords: Maya; Aztec; helicopter; Chichen Itza; Monte Alban; Tulum; Toltec; Uxmal; Palenque
Downloads: 9,498 (2 reviews)
|Chaumont - Milan Herzog|
Lesson 67 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Je Parle Français' French language instruction series of 1961. Filmed at the famed chateau on the Loire, it begins with a home scene where the husband enjoys a cigarette. His wife is dressed in a magnificent high-fasion dress. The cinematography is stunning, and they arrive at the chateau in a Simca Aronde 1300 Deluxe coupe. We are attempting to determine the names of these actors...
Keywords: Chaumont; chateau; Loire; Simca; French language instruction
|Chess - Thomas G. Smith|
A personal experimental stop motion film made by educational filmmaker, Thomas G. Smith. About the film, Tom wrote the following in the third person: "Chess (1964) was an experimental, stop-motion film shot using a spring-wound, 16mm Bolex, while Smith was in the Air Force (1962/1965). He had just played in an armed forces chess tournament. Though good enough to advance to the finals, he was in over his head and soundly beaten by a Marine Colonel in the Armed Forces Worldwide Chess Tournament...
Keywords: avant-garede jazz; free jazz
|Cider Maker - Philip & Gay Courter|
Features a family-operated cider mill that has prospered for 40 years, run by Ellis & Ethel Apgar, New Jersey hill country farmers who recall farm life in an older, friendlier time.
Keywords: Lifestyles; American History
|Circus - Willis Simms, Bailey Films|
Here, a cartoon circus is created by Willis Simm's animation class at Hughes Jr. High School, Woodland Hills, California, with a musical soundtrack performed by Hughes' music teacher Robert Clark. The film is reminiscent of Alexander Calder Performs his "Circus" (Whitney Museum, 1955). This film takes an approach similar to that of Calder, whimsical, poetic, fantastic, but created by his junior high students, rather than the artist himself...
|Classroom Safari - Willis Simms|
In this film, made by Willis Simms' animation class at Hughes Jr. High in Woodland Hills, California, a bored boy in classroom fantasizes about wild animals. Animals sounds and the motor noise of the safari car are all provided by children's voices, which adds to the exceptional charm of this film. The adult appearing as the teacher is unidentified. For more on Simms, visit http://www.afana.org/simmswillis.htm
Keywords: student film
|Claudius: Boy of Ancient Rome (Latin Dialogue) - William Deneen|
A dramatization of a Roman boy's friendship with a slave in his father's household. Depicts, through the young boys' experiences and activities, the way of life and customs of ancient Rome. Some dialogue in Latin. This film was one of three made by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films' Bill Deneen utilizing the sets from Samuel Bronston's epic 'The Fall of the Roman Empire.' This 'Claudius' was actually one of two released concurrently by EB, one with and one without dialogue in Latin, and is exceedin...
Keywords: Encyclopedia Britannica Films; William Deneen; Samuel Bronston; Latin dialogue
|Cliché Family in Televisionland - MPO Productions|
This outrageous parody of the prototype 'commercial' family was apparently made as an in-house joke by one of the largest producers of television commercials. Their clients would have never seen this gem, which parodies products as well as the people that buy them.
Keywords: parody; advertisement; asian
Downloads: 34,333 (15 reviews)
|Close-up on the Planets - Charles L. Finance|
Using computer animation and pictures from NASA space missions, discusses the similarities and differences among the planets. Summarizes how the solar system was formed and why it is important to learn as much as possible about the other planets.
|Clown - Richard Balducci|
Along with Larry Yust's 'Lottery', 'Clown' was possibly one of the two best selling ed films ever made. On the surface, it's a cute kid & dog story. Underlying is a possible subtext that fascinates us every time we view the film, and makes for a satisfying, yet ultimately ambiguous ending. Gilou Pelletier is outstanding as the small boy, and the camera work by Guy Suzuki takes wonderful advantage of the terraces of Montmartre.
Keywords: Paris; Montmartre; Dog; blind
Downloads: 5,305 (2 reviews)
|Coil Bowl, The - Willis Simms|
Willis Simms, best known for his student-made films, made this film himself. Animated by white paint on a series of black cards, Simms here describes the making of a coiled clay bowl. For more on Simms, visit http://www.afana.org/simmswillis.htm
|Color in Art: Rules of Harmony - Johanna Alemann|
Discusses the color wheel as a guideline for color relationships, focusing on mixing colors, analogous and monochromatic hues, and color value and intensity.For more on director Johanna Alemann, visit http://www.afana.org/alemann.htm
|Color in Nature - Johanna Alemann|
Outstanding color cinematography by Guy Haselton shows nature in all seasons and in color patterns, textures, and designs of rare effectiveness. For more on director Johanna Alemann, visit http://www.afana.org/alemann.htm
|Comets: time capsules of the solar system - Charles L. Finance|
Combines beautiful animation sequences with live-action and documentary photography for a dramatic exploration of the role comets play in scientific research.
|Congruent Triangles - Bruce and Katharine Cornwell|
Bruce and Katharine Cornwell are primarily known for a series of remarkable animated films on the subject of geometry. Created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal, they are brilliant short films, tracing Klee-like geometric shapes to intriguing music, including the memorable 'Bach meets Third Steam Jazz' musical score in ‘Congruent Triangles.’ In this melding of art and science, the Cornwells create a quasi-hypnotic take on a mathematical construct...
Keywords: mathematics, science
Downloads: 21,222 (5 reviews)
|Conrad Schwiering - Ken Meyer|
For almost 35 years, Conrad Schwiering has painted the Teton Range with a reverential, almost religious, devotion to the grandeur of his surroundings. For Schwiering, it is the mountains themselves and the rugged individuals who live at their feet that make his canvases spring to life.
Keywords: Grand Tetons; Wyoming
|Controversy Over the Moon - Encyclopedia Britannica, Charles L. Finance|
'Controversy Over the Moon' (1971) 15m, dir. Charles L. Finance. This film describes the efforts of scientists to determine the composition of the moon and how it affects the solar system, what meteors aremade from and how craters are formed. The debate here, between geologists Jack Green, who advocates vulcanism, and Eugene M. Shoemaker, who advocates meteorite collision, is over what caused the Copernicus carter...
Keywords: afana; moon; geology; meteors; craters; astrology; volcanoes
|Coulomb's Law - Richard Leacock|
Here, manic Princeton professor Eric Rogers hosts, continually removing and replacing his eyeglasses, ordering around lab assistants --- he forcefully breaks a glass test tube in the hands of an assistant to demonstrate the inelasticity of water --- and furiously pounds equations on a blackboard (Leacock says the scribblings must have lasted 45 minutes, in what must be one of the more necessary cuts in the history of educational film.) Rogers finally conducts an experiment with a young girl, pla...
Downloads: 8,070 (2 reviews)
|Creative Journey, The: Arnold Blanch - Clifford B. West|
Filmmaker and artist Clifford West here surveys the life and work of Arnold Blanch, showing him as a teacher and painter in Woodstock, New Jersey. West, who more than 25 films on artists and aspects of art history between 1958 and 1981, utilizes a camera-as-brush technique more in keeping with the approach taken by a painter than a filmmaker. West's serpentine zooms and pans emulate the non-linear way an individual looks at a piece, as opposed to the manner in which a more traditional cinematogr...
Keywords: art; painting; fine arts
Downloads: 1,508 (3 reviews)
|Crisis in Levittown - Lee Bobker/Lester Becker|
The Black upper middle-class Myers family moves into all-white Levittown, PA in August, 1957, and are snubbed and mistreated, in this powerful landmark documentary showcasing racism in the United States.
Keywords: african-american; black; racism; housing; urban